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Bottle promotions

Do-It Corp. (South Haven, MI) has released a new brochure titled "Secrets to Successful Bottle Promotions." The 12-page, color brochure highlights various aspects of merchandising, promotions, and sales.
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Folding carton board

Omni-Kote® is a three-ply folding carton board from Riverwood (Atlanta, GA) made of a clay-coated, unbleached paperboard. Two outer plies are made of 100% virgin fiber.
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Straight-wall containers

Designed for use in manufacturing applications for shipping, work-in-process and storage, two new sizes of straight-wall containers are now available from Buckhorn (Milford, OH).
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Auger filler

The Servo 3000 auger filler from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) uses a patent-pending "sliding key" auger adapter shaft to remove auger screws for changeovers without tools.
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Desktop color software

Pantone, Inc. (Carlstadt, NJ) announces a new version of PANTONE ColorDrive, the first application-independent desktop color palette management software.
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C-R/senior-friendly vial

VH Technologies (New York, NY) has made improvements to the Virtual Hinge(TM), making it a foolproof system. An angled cam inside the attached lid pushes the marked cap forward as it opens, eliminating the chance of a user forgetting to advance it manually.
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Cosmetic pump

Arrowpak's (Richmond Hill, NY) new Luxe Pump is suitable for a variety of cosmetics and personal care products such as creams and foundations. Made of SAN with a PS overcap, the screw-on pumps fit standard bottles with finishes of 18/415 and 24/410.
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Brushless servo control

Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) has announced a new AC single-axis brushless servo for digital speed control or torque control applications. It incorporates auto-tuning, process control and expansion board options for easy set-up and operation.
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Heat-activated color labels

Thermacolor(TM) is a heat-activated, color-coded thermal label from Standard Register (Dayton, OH). This patented label system generates up to five latent colors on one label, activated by a conventional thermal printer.
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Skin packaging and die-cutting

The EZ-Skin/Trim Combo from Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) combines a skin packaging line with hydraulic die-cutting in one space-saving frame. The machine operates hydraulically and does not require an external air supply.
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Bar code scanner

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) introduced a new bar code scanner from Accu-Sort Systems that works in- line to ensure readable printed bar codes.
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Glass packaging periodical

The Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC) has released Packaging & Marketing 2000 (P&M 2000), a 4-color periodical that offers food and beverage marketers and packagers facts and information while highlighting glass packaging innovations.
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Dual-compartment containers

Kranson Industries (St. Louis, MO) has developed Milano Pharma Packaging, a line of dual-compartment systems for the precise mixing of two compounds in exact proportions, without spilling, contamination or consumer contact.
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Vertical f/f/s machine for food and nonfood applications

The Butler(TM) 3 is a new vertical form/fill/seal machine from UVA-Butler (Richmond, VA) suited for frozen foods, cereal, pasta, pet food, powders and granulates.
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Label design software

Labeltronix (Orange, CA) has announced BarSigmaOne® Platinum(TM) software, designed specifically for Zebra® printers and Zebra programming language.
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Flowrapper

Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) Carrera® 3000 horizontal flowrapper uses three individually controlled servo motors for infeed, rollers and jaws. Reaches speeds to 150 products/min using a single-head; multiple-head systems are also available.
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Decaser

A-B-C Packaging Machine's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 156 decaser automatically unloads and single files a complete range of glass or plastic containers at speeds to 50 cases/min.
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Automatic tape dispenser

Better Packages (Shelton, CT) has introduced the BP® 754 automatic gummed tape dispenser for carton sealing. It offers single- and dual-length repeating and automatic H-pattern dispensing.

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